Mar 06, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM When it’s time to purchase heartworm preventive medication for your dog or cat, you have several options to choose from. In order to purchase any of these heartworm medications, however, you must first have your dog or cat tested for heartworms. If the test comes back… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

Proper Application of Dog Heartworm Prevention Medication By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping our dogs free of heartworms is much cheaper, easier, and safer than treating them for a full-blown disease. However, it is important that you use heartworm preventives properly — both for your safety and your… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

Image via iStock.com/HRAUN By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping your dog free of heartworms is an important job. You should have your dog tested annually for the disease and keep her on prescription heartworm medication for dogs. Have you ever wondered why your dog needs to be tested if they’ve been… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

[video] Treatment of Heartworms in Dogs By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM If your dog is not protected by monthly heartworm preventive medications, he/she is at definite risk of becoming infected with heartworms. This potentially fatal disease could result in your dog having adult heartworms living in his/… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM   The mosquito is the main culprit (vector) responsible for the spread of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. When a mosquito bites a heartworm-infected dog, wolf, coyote, or fox, it can pick up microfilariae (baby heartworms) that circulate in the bloodstream. The heartworm… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 16, 2012

Collars, Dips, Sprays, and Medication for Flea and Tick Prevention By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance, they can also transmit deadly diseases to you and your cat or dog. If left unchecked, you can have a serious problem within your household. There are many options… Read More